New Hampshire Day
New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $5 for trail admission on May 4. Regular admission rates are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $15 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under and members are free.
Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including mink, fish, turtles, frogs, coyote, red fox, gray fox, fisher, bobcats, mountain lions, white-tailed deer, river otters, black bears, and various raptors including owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11:00 a.m. (porcupine), 1:00 p.m. (Great Horned Owl), and 3:00 p.m. (American Kestrel). These presentations offer visitors an up-close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.
Volunteer docents will be on the animal exhibit trail with live animals and props, and Dead River Company employees will be on hand providing information about energy efficient heating and cooling systems. The Howling Coyote Gift Shop will hold its annual New Hampshire Day sale of nature related books, toys, apparel, and gifts.